Environment & Nature > Conservation

Anti-Poaching ONLINE Course

Course Dates:

This course can be taken at any time.

Duration:

1 - 4 months

Course Cost:

R 1500

Course Type:

Online

Course Location:

Online (Sandton)

Course Description:

The qualification: A Certificate in Anti-Poaching

 

Our Anti-Poaching Course is based upon extensive direct counter-poaching experience. It provides a theoretical, detailed background to the prevention of poaching, theft and mutilation of game animals, from a game reserve perspective. We explore what poaching and anti-poaching are and the 3 levels of poaching. We discuss the anti-poaching unit, how to set one up and the two main options to counter poaching: active & passive prevention. Examine poaching methods and the economics of poaching, anti-poaching equipment and the various anti-poaching action plans together with the legalities of anti-poaching. If you are a reserve owner, conservancy, wildlife or game farm manager; game ranger, game guide, game guard, trails guide or field guide or merely have an interest in this field, this course is for you.

 

Course outline:

 

Module # 1 - Introduction to Anti-Poaching

 

Component # 1 - The Who, What & Why of Poaching

 

Module # 2 - The APU (Anti-Poaching Unit)

 

Component # 1 - Anti-Poaching Unit Setup

Component # 2 - Active & Passive Prevention

 

Module # 3 - Poaching

 

Component # 1 - Poaching Methods

Component # 2 - The Economics of Poaching

 

Module # 4 - Anti-Poaching

 

Component # 1 - Anti-Poaching Equipment

Component # 2 - Anti-Poaching Action Plan

Component # 3 - The Legalities of Anti-Poaching

 

Module # 5 - Anti-Poaching Practical

 

Component # 1 - Anti-Poaching Practical Training

 

Module # 6 - Plant Poaching

 

Component # 1 - Introduction to Plant Poaching

Component # 2 - Indigenous Medicinal Plant Trade

 

Module # 7 - SWAT for the APU

 

Component # 1 - Advanced Technical Equipment

Component # 2 - Special Weapons & Tactics Part # 1

Component # 3 - Special Weapons & Tactics Part # 2

Component # 4 - Special Weapons & Tactics Part # 3

 

Module # 8 - Marine Poaching

 

Component # 1 - Marine Poaching - Key Species

Component # 2 - Marine Poaching Overview

 

Module # 9 - Summary

 

Component # 1 - Course Summary



Course Requirements:

None. Anyone may join.

Additional Notes:

Delivery and assessment of ONLINE courses

 

All course content is available online but may also be downloaded in PDF format (and easily printed) so you don’t have to be online to study.

 

All assessment is delivered entirely online and is automated. The assessment which we’ve called “take the test” (top right in each component) consists of between 10 and 30 true/false and multiple-choice questions. There is one test for each of the components of a course. Students may attempt these tests as many times as required until they have achieved the passing mark.

 

Once a test is passed, it cannot be taken again.


Course Tags:

Anti-poaching , Wildlife Conservation, Counter Poaching, Online Course, Theory Course

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